Top 9 Questions About the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Boards & Qbanks

December 1, 2023
Researching the best board review methods and exam details for the ABPN child and adolescent psychiatry boards can be overwhelming. Rather than doing the time-intensive search yourself, you’ll find the answers to common questions here. This post will help clarify what types of board review options exist, which one(s) are right for you, and what you need to know to prepare for the exam. Is there a question you’d like to see here? Let us know and we’ll get the answer for you.

Should I use a Qbank?

There are many ways to study for the exam, such as live courses, self-directed study, and Qbanks. You need to choose the option that’s best for you. We’re a Qbank company, so we (not surprisingly) think Qbanks are an excellent way to prepare for your test. The article How to Select the Best Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Board Review will help you answer these questions:

  1. Do I need to use a Qbank?
  2. What criteria should I use to make a decision? 
Which child and adolescent psychiatry Qbanks should I compare?

If you don’t have the time to read through the “How to Select a Qbank” article but know you’re interested in a Qbank, these are the companies we suggest trying. Compare them by signing up for a free trial and see which one is right for you:

  • Beat The Boards!
  • BoardVitals
  • Rosh Review
When are the 2024 child and adolescent psychiatry boards?

September 9-10, 2024.

How do I study for the exam with a Qbank?

This detailed article about How to Increase your Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Board Exam Score includes our favorite study tips. Spoiler alert: you should target your “unknown unknowns.” Here’s how you do that:

  • Answer a question from a Qbank
  • If you answer incorrectly, read the explanation
  • Take notes about why the correct answer is correct, and make sure to take notes on anything in the explanation that you didn’t already know

If you do this for every question you answer incorrectly, and if you regularly review your notes and add information to topics as you do more questions, you’ll eventually determine your unknown unknowns. In return, you’ll uncover most of your blind spots that questions on the exam can ask about. 

The “How to Increase Your Score” article also includes day-of tips like which grammatical mistakes to keep an eye out for to help you narrow down answer choices. Our goal is to help you succeed, so read as many of these tips as you can before exam day.

How many questions are on the child psychiatry boards?

There are 280 multiple-choice questions. See the 2023 Content Blueprint for a list of topics.

How do I earn CME for child and adolescent psychiatry?

If you sign up for a package that is linked to CME, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Complete all of the questions in your Qbank

Once that’s complete, here’s how to claim and download your certificate:

  1. Go to the Account Settings tab (only on desktop/laptop)
  2. Select Claim next to the subscription package name (see an example)
  3. Complete the survey
  4. Download your certificate

You’ll earn 20 AMA PRA Cat 1 CME credits.

What if I don’t pass the child psychiatry boards?

Life happens. Between practicing medicine, studying for the exam, having a personal life, and dealing with a global pandemic, there is always the possibility that you might not pass the exam. We believe in you, which is why your subscription comes with a pass guarantee: your subscription is extended for free until you pass your exam. Even if you didn’t use Rosh Review before taking your exam and you didn’t pass, you get a complimentary subscription until you succeed. We’re here to stand with you throughout your career—not just sell you a product and move on.

Are Qbanks worth the money?

Depends on who you ask! Some people do better with live courses, while some swear they wouldn’t have passed their exam without a Qbank and that the cost was reasonable and well worth it. Your best bet is to try a free trial and determine what’s right for you. And if you choose Rosh Review, we’ll be with you every step of your career.

The Rosh Review Team

By Adam Rosh

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